Go fetch the coal Son

Most Whitstable people will be familiar with this old picture of men unloading coal from boats in Whitstable Harbour, using pulleys and their body weight to lift the bags of coal up from the hold. It does appear effective, but a little primitive. This was ‘Jumping the Coals’.

Jumping the coals at Whitstable Harbour.

The coal

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